Dropkick Murphys provide a break from baseball!
The weather is changing, spring training has kicked in, colleges and high schools are starting their regular season in the warm climate areas, winter clothes are starting to disappear; we all know what that means, so what other way to welcome baseball season than getting your earn drums kicked in at a Dropkick Murphys concert?
It’s been over two weeks straight of covering baseball with more than thirty teams in the books so a nice break is always in order! When seeing the Dropkick Murphys would be in town on their warm up tour for the now annual St. Patty’s day concert series that is just important to Boston as the parade it was time to contact Ken Casey (singer/bassist) and get some shots for the band just like the old days.
Starting in 1999 I had the pleasure of covering the band on several of their tours including the first St. Patty’s day gig. Currently I’m having hundreds of old negatives scanned from those shows, and those of you who own their album “Sing Loud, Sing Proud” have already seen some of the images in the artwork. They’ll be online someday in the future!
Onto the show…
Dropkick Murphys Al Barr spent much of the show with the crowd as has been a staple for years! By the end of the show the stage is packed with fans singing along!
James Lynch performs with the stage full of fans.
Al Barr holds the mic out for the fans to sing along!
Fans take over the stage as Ken Casey performs.
Al Barr and Ken Casey finish the set in Tampa.
Images shot with a Mark III and either 24-105 f/4 or 70-200 f/2.8 at ISO 3200 or 6400 with various shutter speeds. No flash photography allowed at these venues.
The Dropkick Murphys new album, LIVE ON LANSDOWNE, hits streets March 16th. Visit their official website at http://www.dropkickmurphys.com to pre-order with the chance to win a trip to see the band in Dublin along with several other prizes!